Kettricken Farseer is the rebellious, youngest daughter, of minor
noble parentage, from Hasjan. While her parents always wanted her to
be respectable and act "appropriately" with a view to finding a
suitable husband, Kettricken frustrated them by being continually
involved in some prank or another, often ending up in fights.
Though she enjoyed the weapons training she was given, Kettricken
never seemed to have it in her to become the swordswoman she aspired
to be. Frustrated with her own ineptitude and intrigued by the
stories she heard; unbeknown to her family, Kettricken began to
investigate the ways of the mage. All of these studies were purely
theoretical, until Kettricken and her friends encountered a shabby,
drunken old man outside a backstreet tavern.
As Kettricken's "friends" taunted the old drunk, they got more
than they bargained for as a jet of flame suddenly shot into the air
from his hands. Kettricken's friends ran, but recognising this as
some form of sorcery Kettricken, more fascinated than scared, held
her nerve and followed the man to his home. Even the impetuous
Kettricken was wise enough not to trouble a man of such power in his
drunken state, but she returned some days later (and on many
occasions thereafter), befriending the old mage and gaining some
insight into the basic skills of the enchanter in the process.
For once Kettricken had found a focus, something that could hold
her interest and at which she considered herself sufficiently
skilled; though unaware of the reasons her parents were relieved
that their wayward daughter seemed to be settling down.
However the peace didn't last (as all Walkers know, peace is just
the quiet time where you prepare for the next battle), Kettricken's
mentor eventually succeeded in drinking himself to death.
A distraught Kettricken fled Hasjan itself and finding herself in
the nearby caverns, began a life of adventuring. The excitement and
the opportunity to advance her mystical skills fulfilled her 2 great
passions, this was the life for her!
An entertaining (but rather unstable) dwarf Kettricken
encountered on her travels (by the name of Krazdan), convinced her
that she was Walkers material - live fast die young and leave a
beautiful corpse, and all that - thus Kettricken Farseer enrolled in
the guild known as the Walkers on the Edge. Sometime later having
the necessary social and organisational skills to fulfil such a
role (and as Krazdan volunteered her and there were so few other
candidates), Kettricken Farseer became a Senior Walker. To date
Kettricken hasn't got herself killed, but given time........ you
never know she may make it to 25!